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NCPCR ready to act on reported cases of crimes against minors

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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: With a rise in crimes against minors in the State, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has assured of registering complaints against such incidents which are brought to the notice of the Commission.

When asked about the response of NCPCR to the growing cases of crimes including rape against minors in the State, NCPCR member Dr Yogesh Dube said, “You send me the clippings of all those cases and we will register complaints.”

It may be mentioned that there has been an abnormal spurt in cases relating to sexual abuse/ rape of minors in the State in the last one year.

According to Dr. Dube, the NCPCR can also seek a report from the State Government on the cases relating to crimes against minors in the State.

“If the State Government does not give us the report we can even conduct our own independent inquiry,” Dr. Dube told The Shillong Times on Wednesday.

To tackle the growing menace, the NCPCR had, earlier, directed the Meghalaya Government to constitute the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Following on the directive, the Commission was recently notified by the State Government.

As per police statistics, sixty children were murdered in the State between 2003 and 2011 while 436 minors were raped during the same period. In addition, 112 children were also kidnapped/ abducted in the same period.

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